iShares MSCI Emerging Index FundFind Ratings Reports
- Last Ratings Update:02/28/2018
- Price as of 02/28/2018 :$48.02
- Net Assets:$39,252.801 Million
- Peer Rank:21 of 91
- Investment Rating:A-
We rate iShares MSCI Emerging Markets at A-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a well above average total return, low price volatility, low expense structure and long term portfolio management tenure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking an Emerging Market Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks very high in comparison with peers over the last three years. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets has returned an annual rate of 12.29% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 4.21% in the last five years, 9.80% in the last three years, and 28.52% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 47% of them. It has also outpaced 77% of its competitors on a three year basis and 92% of them over the last year for the period ending 2/28/2018. On a year to date basis, EEM has returned 2.14%.
Downside risk has been below average. EEM has a draw down risk of -29.29%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 16.1%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 2/28/2018, the fund was trading at a price of $48.02, which is 5.6% below its 52-week high of $50.85 and 6.6% above its 52-week low of $45.04.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $39.25 billion, EEM maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Emerging Market Equity peers of 0.69% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As EEM is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets is managed by Diane Hsiung at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 320 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.